Seven questions to ask yourself…
Do you have a desire within you which is yearning to be manifested? Are you taking any steps towards it? Have you started the journey to reach for the very thing you know will make your soul sing?
Rumi said “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy’.
I cannot emphasise enough how important it is for the highly sensitive people to embrace their talents and strengths, to give time and energy to what they intuitively feel will bring them joy and fulfilment. Pursuing the heart’s desire is life transforming.
Since I was a teenager I have been intensely interested in people and their psyche. I was also drawn to all things creative and the arts in high school was frankly the only subject that interested me. Neither of these subjects seemed like a sensible thing to pursue when it came to higher education. The time of going to the University was the time to ‘pick your destiny’ (no pressure, right?!). Where I grew up, most were seizing opportunities to study business. The society was obsessed with ways of making money in the free market, following liberation from communism which kept the country in scarcity for over 30 years. Therefore, the only ‘sane’ thing to do was to study business. Since my interest in people, I decided to study human resources management. Many years later, I realised there was very little about a human being in this field. My journey of coming back to myself, to my true calling, took almost 20 years. Part of me feels disappointment with myself for not following my instinct as a young person. My journey took more effort than necessary, though in a way I am grateful for all the setbacks and misplaced hopes, because my desire to follow my bliss could not be any stronger.
I see my clients fighting their own battle. Many highly sensitive people feel that there is something bigger, a greater cause that they are meant to be part of. I witness them coming out of their safety zones to contribute to the world and it melts my heart. These safety nets sometimes feel necessary and serve their purpose; for the children, for the fear of shaking up the current relationships, for the fear of not knowing where to start, for the fear of losing everything they have built for many years. These comfort zones keep us safe, however in the long term they hurt our souls. It is my hope you reach beyond the safety net and grow, feel the river moving in you, a joy.
Next time you have a moment, grab a cup of tea and reflect.
1. What lights you up and why?
2. Who deeply inspires you and why?
3. In what ways do you play small to meet other people’s expectations?
4. What are you scared of?
5. If you had no fear, who would you be?
6. If there were no obstacles, what would you do in your life?
7. What is the first step you can take to start feeling the river of joy moving within you?